What Do School Counselors Do?

  • The school counselor’s job includes the following:

    • Counsel individuals and small groups of students to meet identified needs.
    • Deliver the guidance curriculum and assist teachers with the school’s guidance curriculum.
    • Consult with parents, teachers, and other staff regarding concerns about students’ needs.
    • Coordinate people and resources in the schools and in the community for the benefit of students.
    • Participate in planning, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program to serve all students.
    • Provide staff development and training.
    • Know about and adhere to the ethical, legal and professional standards of the counseling profession.

    How Do Students Access the School Counselor?

    A student may access a counselor by:

    • Self-referral
    • Teacher referral
    • Parent referral
    • Administrative or other staff referral
    • Referral by friend

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